If you want to lose weight then you have to be willing to make certain lifestyle chances, including improving the foods you eat as well as getting regular physical activity. But it's is also about much more than that....
When it comes to keeping your skin clear and radiant, you need two things: A good exfoliant and a good moisturizer. However, these aren’t the only products on the market that can benefit the skin. Certain oils that are...
Mental illness is something that’s becoming increasingly common, and thanks to organizations like the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, as well as the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, an important...
Coffee may no longer be something people just drink to get its energy boosting, mind-sharpening effects. According to a recent study published by the Journal of Environmental Psychology, its aroma may also be enough to improve our cognitive function. To...
While flu season typically doesn’t begin until November in British Columbia, family physicians like Dr. Ali Ghahary are already seeing a spike in cold and flu viruses amongst their patients. While most patients diagnosed with the flu will make...
World Alzheimer's Day | Dr. Ali Ghahary

World Alzheimer’s Day

There are approximately 750,000 Canadians (and at least 44 million people worldwide) living with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. There are two main types of Alzheimer’s disease that one can be diagnosed with: Early-onset Alzheimer’s and Late-onset...
Growing up in today’s society can be difficult enough as it is, but it’s especially difficult for young children and teenagers thanks to idealizations of what it means to be “perfect” as seen on TV shows (i.e. reality shows)...
One of the worst things about allergies or the common cold is the nasal congestion that’s often associated with them. When you can’t breathe through your nose properly, you’re eager to find relief. Unfortunately, the relief that you do...
While Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week are celebrated in Canada every June, there’s also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month that is celebrated every September in effort to raise perception on the importance of screening for prostate cancer itself,...
September is Pain Awareness Month | Dr. Ali Ghahary

Pain Awareness Month

First declared in 2001 by the American Chronic Pain Association, the main goal of Pain Awareness Month is to raise public awareness in the areas of both pain and pain management. For the last 17 years, Pain Awareness Month...